Five minutes with…Susie Butler, LCRF manager

Five minutes with…Susie Butler – LCRF manager

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What was the first record you ever bought? The first record I ever bought was a Marc Bolan album – now I really am showing my age!

Who or what inspires you? Patients inspire me because we meet them when they are at their most vulnerable and they show so much resilience and gratitude whilst they are having treatment and care which can be really uncomfortable.

Who had the greatest influence on your career? My nursing mentors during my nurse training taught me to have confidence in my abilities, work hard and treat all patients as if they are your family and give them the care that you would like to have. 

What’s your favourite sport? Cycling, tennis and swimming.

What talent do you wish you had? Singing, it looks like such fun and is good for you.

Who’s your favourite band? Paolo Nutini.

What is your greatest achievement? Enjoying my work in the NHS for the past 28 years.

Where is your favourite place in the world? Wherever my family are.

What’s your favourite book? There are so many but more recently I have really enjoyed reading The Cain Mutiny by Herman Wouk.

If you could change one thing about where you work what would it be? To embed research in our everyday health care service delivery and for all patients and staff to have the opportunity to participate in a trial or be part of the delivery of clinical trials in their clinical area.

If you were stranded on a desert island, what three things would you take with you? I would take a cotton shawl to protect myself from the elements, my tortoise from home to keep me company, and she would be resilient enough to survive, and a desalination kit for water.

How would you like to be remembered? Mmmmm that is a difficult one – that I tried my best!